Week three has almost come to a close, but there is still 60 minutes of football left to be played before we close the book on it. Those 60 minutes will feature the Kansas City Chiefs and the Green Bay Packers. This rematch of Super Bowl I pits teams competing for supremacy in their respective divisions but who have in recent years come up on opposite sides of their divisional battles.
The Packers are four-time defending NFC North champions, while the Chiefs have been up and down over that span, making the playoffs in 2013 but losing in the wild-card round.
Kansas City boasts big-time playmakers on both sides of the ball, however. Running back Jamaal Charles deserving of All-Pro consideration, while Travis Kelce is one of the top young tight ends in the game. On the defensive side of the ball, it's all about the pass rush, with Tamba Hali and Justin Houston leading the way.
The Packers come into tonight's game without two starters who would be counted on to keep those players at bay. Morgan Burnett's absence should hurt the run defense at least somewhat, while Bryan Bulaga's replacement, Don Barclay, will likely be matched up with Houston on the right side of the offensive line.
In addition to following along with APC for tonight's game, add a fun wrinkle to your Monday Night Football experience by keeping an eye on Matt Cleary's live blog during the game. Cleary is an Australian journalist who traditionally covers rugby, and he will likely bring a fascinating outsider's perspective to tonight's game.
Enjoy the game, and GO PACK GO!